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Family-Friendly Recipe: Citrus Salmon En Papillote With Rice

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Jim Jeffords, the executive chef at Alexandria’s neighborhood favorite Evening Star Cafe and dad to six-month-old Virginia, has come up with this yummy salmon dish that will fill up your family with healthy proteins and grains.

Citrus Salmon En Papillote With Rice

Ingredients

6 6-ounce fresh salmon filets, skin removed

12 thin slices navel oranges or grapefruit

6 cloves garlic, sliced

fresh dill

extra-virgin olive oil

kosher salt

white pepper

medium-grain rice of your choosing,cooked according to package instructions

parchment paper

Instructions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly rub olive oil on each salmon filet and place on a square of parchment paper. Season lightly with salt and pepper. Drape slices of grapefruit or orange over top of each filet. Place sliced garlic and a sprig of dill on top.

Fold parchment over salmon and close edges to make an envelope around fish. Place filets in parchment on a thick-bottomed baking tray and cook in oven for approximately 10 minutes (until medium).

Allow salmon to rest for five minutes. Open parchment paper slowly, being careful of any steam. Serve with rice.

Serves 4 to 6

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